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Chestnut Corridor Green the Block PARTY with People’s Grocery
January 6, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This year, Rooted in Resilience (formerly Bay Localize) has teamed up with local organization People’s Grocery to build community resilience and promote food justice in West Oakland through a series of monthly garden workdays. The Chestnut Corridor Green the Block PARTY began on the first Saturday of January 2013, and in just two months has started transforming the Chestnut Corridor behind the historic California Hotel while building community. Projects include building and maintaining sidewalk planter boxes, creating community art, and converting the corridor’s empty spaces into areas for gardening, composting, and recreation. In February, we commemorated Black History Month with a themed workday that incorporated music, a catered soul food meal, and speeches from historical black leaders and local community members.
We invite all to roll up your sleeves, put on some gardening gloves, and come out to the Chestnut Corridor every 1st Saturday of the month.